The United States House of Representatives led by the Democrats on Tuesday passed a bill that would offer a path to citizenship to more than two million undocumented immigrants, including "Dreamers" who were brought to the USA illegally as children, The Washington Post reported.
If passed, the bill would put about 2 million qualified Dreamers, people brought to the United States illegally when they were young, on a path to US citizenship.
While lawmakers were on recess and back in their congressional districts around Memorial Day, House Democrats tried three times to pass the legislation by unanimous consent - and each time a single House Republican objected. As Vox reports, the Dream and Promise Act is "essentially a more expansive version of the mainstay Democratic immigration bill the DREAM Act". Lucille Roybal-Allard, Nydia Velázquez and Yvette Clarke - would grant DACA recipients and other young undocumented immigrants conditional us permanent residency for 10 years if they meet certain criteria.
Temporary Protected Status has allowed foreign nationals from various countries, including El Salvador and Honduras, to seek temporary refuge from violence and natural disasters. It would also protect them from deportation. They noted that among the bill's supporters is the U.S. Chamber of Commerce.More news: Kevin Durant ruled out for Game 3
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The bill would grant DACA recipients with conditional permanent resident status for up to 10 years. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R., Ky.) indicated Wednesday that any amnesty deal would need to come with substantive fixes to border security.
"We're rejecting the political stunts and grandstanding that have made it hard to deliver much-needed disaster relief to families and communities across America", House Appropriations Committee Chairwoman Nita Lowey said. We never had the opportunity to vote on it in the House. Then, the Miami Republicans attempted to compromise with conservatives, offering up a bill that would have given DACA recipients a complicated path to citizenship in exchange for $25 billion for a border wall and limits on legal immigration.
"This is a big step for Dreamers and TPS holders who have called the United States home but have been working and living in uncertainty for years", Bishop Joe S. Vasquez of Austin, Texas, said in a statement.
"We all understand that immigrants make this country what it is today and we have young Dreamers that have been here for most of their lives and they deserve a path to legalization and citizenship", Mucarsel-Powell said. The disaster relief bill was approved 354-58 - all who opposed it were Republicans because of the lack of funding for the southern border.